Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.
Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, On the occasion of Office 365's fifth birthday. Microsoft Office 365 turned 5 this week, and the little tyke is growing into something his parents can be proud of.
And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
Cloud service broker: The new system integrator | Point B & Beyond
The cloud was supposed to simplify, but every change has unintended consequences and it turns out making cloud services work with one another and on-prem resources is a huge challenge that has opened the door to a new age cloud integrator.
Evernote changes its pricing plans and users worry | Computerworld
Speaking of change, Evernote announced some pricing changes this week that caused a fair bit of anxiety among long-time users, who are concerned the changes could signal other underlying issues.
Google says machine learning is the future. So I tried it myself| The Guardian
Google and other big cloud companies have been preaching about machine learning over the last year and Google has provided a set of tools for developers. A Guardian journalist decided to give the machine learning algorithm a shot, and found as you might expect, it was a challenge.
Pity the poor hardware provider in the age of cloud | Fortune
Oh it's tough to be a hardware company these days. As companies make a steady march to the cloud, reducing their reliance on on-premises data centers and the cloud companies are increasingly building their own. It makes for a toxic mix.
Brexit spells turbulence for cloud computing: 6 stormy scenarios | ZDNet
You might have heard about Great Britain voting to leave the European Union last week. As we analyze the impact of this move on just about everything, it seems entirely appropriate that someone look at the effect on the cloud.